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Donald C. Kummer

Died: Monday, November 03, 2003
Grosse Pointe Park resident Donald C. Kummer, 70, died on Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born in Detroit in 1933, Mr. Kummer recently celebrated his 70th birthday surrounded by his wife of 49 years, Beverly; his eight children and their spouses; and his 16 grandchildren.

Mr. Kummer served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Upon leaving the service he became an apprentice pressman with The Detroit News and Free Press. This began a lengthy career working in the newspaper business and supporting the ideals and principles of the Labor Movement. He worked his way from journeyman to president of the Pressman's Union (Local 13) and was administrative officer of the Newspaper Guild of Detroit (Local 22) for 17 years.

An avid golfer and Detroit sports fan, it was time with his family that brought Mr. Kummer his greatest joy. Holidays were his favorite time his Christmas displays will provide a lifetime of wonderful memories for his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; his daughters, Mary (Mike), Evie (Rich) and Christine (Peter); his sons, Dan (Susanne), Dennis (Sherry), Donald Jr. (Pam), Dean (Shelly) and David; 16 grandchildren; and his brother, Gerald Kummer (Eileen).

Visitation will be on Thursday, Nov. 6, from noon to 9 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Inc. in Grosse Pointe Park. A prayer service is scheduled for 7 p.m.

A funeral Mass ill be held on Friday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m., at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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